Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: October 31, 2022 by Crystal Uys


I absolutely adore The Big New Yorker Book of Cats. Aside from the from that fact that it combines two of my great loves, cats, and New York City, into one beautiful book, it’s everything a special cat book should be.

This beautifully illustrated collection is a celebration of cats. The book features articles, poems and humor pieces by such literary luminaries as Margaret Atwood, Roald Dahl, Robert Graves, Ted Hughes, Jamaica Kincaid, Jean Rhys, James Thurber, John Updike, Sylvia Townsend Warner, E. B. White, and many, many more. And of course, it also contains plenty of the New Yorker’s signature cartoons and drawings.

My absolute favorite part are the full color renditions of past New Yorker covers featuring cats, like the one below, which I am now looking to find as an art print, I love it that much.


The book is divided into four sections – Fat cats, Alley cats, Cat Fanciers, and Curious Cats. The cats in the stories range from book store cats to a cat who received a kidney transplant to stray cats. This is not a book you read from cover to cover, each piece needs to be savored, and, given the pedigree of the contributors, you know you’re in for a treat.

This gorgeous book has earned a permanent spot on my coffee table. It is an absolute joy to read and browse through, and I know it will bring me hours and hours of pleasure for years to come. And it makes a purr-fect gift for the special cat lovers in your life.

Enter to win a copy of The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

The publisher has generously offered one copy of this gorgeous book for one lucky winner!

To enter the giveaway, tell me in a comment why you’d like to win this book. For an additional chance to win, share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest, and leave a separate comment for each social network, letting me know that you shared. Please do not post the link to your share. This giveaway is only open to readers in the United States, and ends Friday, November 22. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.

*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winners will be notified via e-mail. Prize winner must provide The Conscious Cat with a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced in a separate post following the drawing.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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